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Forum: Other Mysteries Yesterday, 01:54 AM
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OK, I accept the distinction between a planned...

OK,
I accept the distinction between a planned murder, and a murder in the course of a planned burglary which went wrong. Which speaks to Wallace's innocence of course.
Forum: Other Mysteries Yesterday, 01:40 AM
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rjpalmer, You have raised one of the major...

rjpalmer,

You have raised one of the major problems in the case: the method of murder.
Everything, including the supposed weapon, points to a sudden, unplanned, frenzied attack.

Yet the major...
Forum: Other Mysteries 01-18-2019, 06:27 AM
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I am not aware of any witnesses who saw Wallace...

I am not aware of any witnesses who saw Wallace leave the house and board his first tram.

However, some problems with the Wallace accomplice theory. Again we have Wallace leaving his house carrying...
Forum: Other Mysteries 01-17-2019, 07:54 PM
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Posted By cobalt
I get your drift Moste. It's why I wondered if...

I get your drift Moste.

It's why I wondered if Parry had heard of the murder by the time he went in to get his car cleaned. If he had, Parry might then have tried to impress Parkes that he was a...
Forum: Other Mysteries 01-17-2019, 04:52 PM
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Posted By cobalt
HS, Well argued and lucid regarding Parkes'...

HS,

Well argued and lucid regarding Parkes' account.
Do we know when Parry became aware of the murder of Julia Wallace?
Forum: Other Mysteries 01-16-2019, 03:34 AM
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Posted By cobalt
HS, I can see that Wallace might have been trying...

HS,
I can see that Wallace might have been trying to create a general impression with his lock difficulties rather than attract the close attention of a particular neighbour.

His suspicion that...
Forum: Other Mysteries 01-15-2019, 07:20 PM
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Posted By cobalt
Hi Moste, I think you are veering off into...

Hi Moste,

I think you are veering off into rubber suit territory here.

As a contributor to the A6 Case open to a political dimension, do you think that may have been a factor here?

As late as the...
Forum: Other Mysteries 01-15-2019, 05:53 PM
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Posted By cobalt
Fiddling around with the locks, one of which then...

Fiddling around with the locks, one of which then opened without apparent difficulty according to the neighbours, is a point against Wallace.

However, how did he know the Johnston's were about to...
Forum: Other Mysteries 01-15-2019, 08:28 AM
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Posted By cobalt
If the authors Duke and Adam drew their inference...

If the authors Duke and Adam drew their inference from Wallace's statement, I am still curious as to why she, at least, apparently focussed on Parry.
From memory, Wallace mentioned around a dozen...
Forum: Other Mysteries 01-15-2019, 07:58 AM
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Posted By cobalt
SIX TRIALS Author: Duke (Winifred) Year:...

SIX TRIALS

Author: Duke (Winifred)
Year: 1934
Publisher: Gollancz
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st edn.
Book Condition: NrVg.
Price: 50.00
IN STOCK NOW
Forum: Other Mysteries 01-15-2019, 07:50 AM
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Posted By cobalt
RodCrosby FYI, it was me who deduced (in 2008)...

RodCrosby

FYI, it was me who deduced (in 2008) that Duke was talking about Parry, when everyone was still asking "Who is Harris?" The wikipedia comments (and indeed most of the article) are my...
Forum: Other Mysteries 01-15-2019, 02:12 AM
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Posted By cobalt
The first reference in print to Parry seems to...

The first reference in print to Parry seems to have been in 1934, just three years after the case. The author was Winifred Duke, a native Liverpudlian with some legal background, who wrote...
Forum: Other Mysteries 01-15-2019, 02:10 AM
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Posted By cobalt
Not sure how Julia's demeanour (as evaluated by...

Not sure how Julia's demeanour (as evaluated by Amy) some three hours before her murder could throw any light on who killed her.

Well, if Julia had been expressing fears about her husband's...
Forum: Other Mysteries 01-14-2019, 01:39 PM
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Posted By cobalt
That's before we consider the cat which at some...

That's before we consider the cat which at some point was on Wallace's knee when detectives were there. It could have been up nibbling some left overs.

According to the Johnston theory, the cat was...
Forum: Other Mysteries 01-14-2019, 08:59 AM
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Posted By cobalt
I think that suggests she was attacked not long...

I think that suggests she was attacked not long after Wallace left (or before Wallace left) or she was attacked not long before Wallace returned


I think it has to be the former. The medical...
Forum: Other Mysteries 01-13-2019, 11:36 AM
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Posted By cobalt
Regarding defamation of character, from memory...

Regarding defamation of character, from memory any witness in a court room enjoys qualified privilege at the discretion of the judge. He cannot be sued afterwards for any opinion given or accusation...
Forum: Other Mysteries 01-13-2019, 07:49 AM
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Posted By cobalt
The Slemen/Andrews theory is written up in rather...

The Slemen/Andrews theory is written up in rather dramatic prose. It does have one strong feature though: the explanation of Julia Wallace wearing a mackintosh to have a look for her missing cat...
Forum: Other Mysteries 01-12-2019, 03:34 PM
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Posted By cobalt
There's no art to find the mind's construction in...

There's no art to find the mind's construction in the face. He was a gentlemen on whom I built an absolute trust.

So says Duncan to Macbeth on the execution of the treacherous Thane of Cawdor,...
Forum: Other Mysteries 01-11-2019, 04:55 PM
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Posted By cobalt
Cheers HS, I hope Rod will offer some humility...

Cheers HS,

I hope Rod will offer some humility amidst his knowledge soon. And maybe some mutual respect for an adversary. I am as sceptical about the Parry scenario as you are, including the prank...
Forum: Other Mysteries 01-11-2019, 03:58 PM
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Posted By cobalt
Cheers Graham. For those on this site, Graham...

Cheers Graham.

For those on this site, Graham and I are sparring partners on the A6 Murder Case site, where he strongly suspects Hanratty was guilty and I strongly suspect he was innocent. Like...
Forum: Other Mysteries 01-11-2019, 02:41 PM
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Posted By cobalt
It’s simply been a case of ‘lets...

It’s simply been a case of ‘lets accuse the low-life petty criminal Parry to exonerate the kindly, silver-haired gentleman Wallace.’


That is incorrect. Parry came from very...
Forum: Other Mysteries 01-10-2019, 09:56 AM
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Posted By cobalt
Fair enough. How do you think Wallace disposed...

Fair enough.

How do you think Wallace disposed of the murder weapon so successfully? I will say weapon singular, although the cleaning lady mentioned two objects missing.
He had to catch a tram...
Forum: Other Mysteries 01-10-2019, 08:55 AM
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Posted By cobalt
I do not think that the age of Julia Wallace is...

I do not think that the age of Julia Wallace is connected to why she was murdered, so this is simply a debating point.
However I very much doubt she was 70 years old.

When my parents married in 1948...
Forum: Other Mysteries 01-09-2019, 02:43 PM
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Posted By cobalt
You can't just turn up at a registrar and give a...

You can't just turn up at a registrar and give a name and age, otherwise no bigamist in history would ever have been caught. Judging by my own parents, birth certificates were required from at least...
Forum: Other Mysteries 01-08-2019, 04:56 PM
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Posted By cobalt
That's a fair age difference. But how on earth...

That's a fair age difference.
But how on earth would Wallace not be aware of this, as I asked earlier? It's on the marriage certificate.
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